rifflandia is loud.. but it's loud every year.. this is nothing compared to the first year they had it at RAP, the first year they had it at the park was intensely loud! even all windows shut i could barely hear my TV it drove me out of my home (if i remember right people heard it in oak bay!) and there was no way to contact them, even i called and filed a noise complaint and was told there was nothing they could do (pretty sad!)
this year is about average with previous years.. BUT this is also the first year they put out notices on buildings in the area (or atleast we ended up with one at my building) about riflandia and letting people know what to expect, and ways to contact them (before and during the festival!) so that is a move forward..
i do find the headliner act (or something later evening) tends to be louder then the rest of them where you can clearly hear the artist vocals..
right now windows shut i can hear the thump thump of the base but it's not too bad if i turn my tv sound bar on it drowns a good chunk of it out..
i just try to remember this only happens once a year.. then it's over for another year (though i'll admit some years i wish for rain to help dampen the sound lol)